Last week's VIP demo for Anthem was beset by issues, including a lot of people who were unable to connect to the game's servers to even try it out. The public demo begins today, and Bioware has promised they've been hard at work "improving the player experience" ready for people to try the game for the first time, or even give it another spin.
Firstly, the developer is confident they will be prepared for the amount of players they're anticipating this weekend, with "more server capacity" available than they think they'll need. However, if they're overwhelmed with players, they have "systems in place to control entry rates of incoming players". In simple language, this means those who are already playing the game will be unaffected. Meanwhile, everyone else has to wait until they've increased server capacity. You'll need to keep an eye on their server status page if there are any problems.
As mentioned earlier, the team has been working hard to improve player experience with the demo, although they've not been too specific about what that entails. They do say that there will be "significant improvement in multiple areas" since the VIP demo but that players "may see recurring and new issues". The good news is that the team has been fixing the full version of the game according to player feedback. The changes that have made it into the full game include:
Will you be trying out the game this weekend? If you played the VIP demo last weekend and are heading back for more this weekend, your progression will still be intact, including your Javelins, pilot level, gear, weapons, and customisations. If you'd rather wait until the full game is released, it will be hitting stores on February 22nd.
- Further performance Improvements
- Additional stability fixes
- Fixes to inscriptions showing up incorrectly
- Fixes to inscriptions from other Javelins being chosen
- Fixes to disappearing customization settings
- Fixes to XP gain behavior
- Audio improvements
- A Social Hub: The Launch Bay
- And a few thousand more (literally)…
We've got the full list of Anthem achievements - check the list for guides to unlocking them.
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